A new initiative has been launched with the MCP as an important component.
The Digital Incubator initiative aims to implement technical services as specified by IALA, IHO, and other international organisations – based on early drafts of their specifications. Within the Digital Incubator – these services will be implemented and tested – and experience from this exercise will be fed back to the relevant organisations.
Obviously authentication and service discoverability will be handled by the MCP – or more specifically, the free MCP public demonstrator operated by memebers of the MCP consortium.
Organisations participating in the initiative include:
- German Aerospace Center
- Korean Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering
- General Lighthouse Authorities of United Kingdom and Ireland
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Swedish Maritime Administration
The information exchanged can be almost of any nature, ranging from private confidential information between a vessel and the shore office of the shipowner, to public information provided by authorities, such as the provision of navigational warnings.
– Endorsing organisations to be MCP service providers